Psychological therapies may help cope with chronic pain by Jim May

DEAR FAMILY: I have been in pain for the last three years with a degenerative disk.


PRICELESS! Mindfulness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn


  • much ado about nothing?
  • more being than doing
  • if you get out of touch with the being who is doing the doing it is tragic
  • we are still saddled with a Stone Age mind! which may impede creativity …
  • we live in a multi-dimensional Universe! if we are not in touch with the multiple dimensions of our own Being we are trying to do things without tuning the  apparatus
  • meditation is like tuning your instrument before taking it out on the road
  • where do you think scientific breakthroughs come from ? beyond thinking – awareness
  • society is suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: all about doing with no recognition of being
  • non-doing is giving up wanting anything else to happen even in the next moment never mind at the end of the day …
  • meditation is an act of love, an act of sanity … just to stop for a fraction of a sec and drop into BEING
  • meditation: it’s not what you think!
  • there is something about being human that we have been ignoring at our peril, being and doing together
  • we only have moments in which to live, the future is a concept, a useful concept
  • the past is a concept, memories
  • the only time our life is unfolding is in the present moment: NOW
  • if you learn to inhabit the NOW, the Universe becomes your teacher because there is no boundary to awareness
  • tune into NOW just for fun!
  • rest in awareness; there is a rest in wakefulness that you don’t get in sleep!
Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness

Reading this book first exposed me to the power of mindfulness and meditation and I hope to go full circle by becoming an MBSR teacher.



Eckhart Tolle TV: Creating a New Earth Together